Right now the Capitals are the worst team in hockey and they're trying to get better AND cut salary at the same time, since nobody's coming to games. Jagr's making $11 million this year, so he's harder to move than a whale. Nobody wants an overpaid player who doesn't score. Well, maybe the Rangers, but they've always been able to throw money away.
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The funny thing is, since the trade talk really got going, Jagr started scoring again. Almost like he can turn it on and off like a lightswitch and he's trying to get his trade value up so he can get the hell out of Washington. That Jagr-Miller-Lang unit has been going strong for a few weeks now...I wonder what'll happen to the other two when Jagr finally does get moved.
Being an extremely casual hockey fan (although I was geeked for USA/Canada in Salt Lake City back in '02...damn Gretzky rigged the ice!), there's only one name I recognize right away off of Team USA. And that's the Edmonton Oilers' Ty Conklin (NHL.com)...